De Bonte Koe

Mayor: Scotty001 (4) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 20
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
kermis  (359) The Hague, Netherlands | July 18, 2016
Beautiful little brown cafe with a whole load of quirky touches, there’s a proper inside bar area and a semi-outside conservatory area. Pretty basic selection of taps and bottles but the place itself really is charming. I’ll certainly return but not with the expectation of any new beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn  (234) Zaandam, Netherlands | June 21, 2016
Visited on a Wednesday evening for a few beers and dinner. Lovely looking, small and old brown café with tile murals of cows that add to the atmosphere, it’s like stepping back in time. Looks bigger from the outside than it is. Not a lot of seating, but it wasn’t busy when we visited. Food was OK, ordered meat stew which was way too sweet, but the home-made fries were great. Beer selection is small but unusual, only Belgian beers iirc. Bottle list has some classics on it. Prices were decent, staff friendly. Would definitely visit this place frequently if I lived in Leiden.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
magicmn  (94) Moscow, Russia | September 25, 2015
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Hamirubi  (35) Waarschoot, Belgium | April 21, 2015
Lovely bar close to the heart of Leiden. It has beers from Belgium and Germany (no Dutch or local brews, allas) - the selection is small but of broad range. The radio listens to the largest local broadcasting of Belgian: The Antwerp Radio Minerva. Oh boy, how cosy and... weird! Great interior, nice service.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
skortila  (208) Baarn, Netherlands | August 3, 2014
Great bar in the city centre. Good atmosphere. Friendly staff. The place was intended as a butcher’s place many decades ago, but never used as such. Some unfamiliar beers on tap. Great juices available for your driver as well. But well, selection could be a bit more new worldish for me. :-)
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk  (287) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | June 16, 2014
I really love this place and it’s probably by favourite bar in Leiden. It’s rather small, despite the conservatory out front. The main part of the bar is like a walk-in history lesson tough. The tiled walls are very special. There are usually around nine beers on tap and a decent bottle selection. Always worth a visit, but not a tickers mecca! Service was great and the staff know their beer. The opening hours on the door don’t match their opening hours on the website and neither matches reality :-)
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
deanso  (455) the Hague, Netherlands | March 12, 2013
Nice place. Good atmosphere. Popular with the locals. Some interesting beers
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
gunnar  (553) Sandnes, Norway | October 3, 2012
Small and crowdy cafe, felt like walking into a humid jungle in the middle of Leiden. Beer selection is nothing to write home about, Leroy on tap was new for me. Lots of talaktive guest, nice athmosphere. Crowdy.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
sic1314  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | April 22, 2012
Not a beer bar per se, but a very comfortable locals bar. Does occasionally get unlikely stuff on tap (never seen Noyon Noire de Slack anywhere else in the Netherlands), but usually a fairly generic range. Nice, relaxing ambience.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
Benzai  (195) Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, Netherlands | December 31, 2011
Small pub with only a handful of beers on draught and on bottle. Nothing wrong with it, but not worth visiting if you’re looking for anything special.

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